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Tucson Arizona Accident News
Guthrie Moreno was struck and killed Friday as he crossed Craycroft Road just north of the intersection at 29th Street. Tucson Police Department accident investigators report that Mr. Moreno was struck by a GMC Suburban traveling northbound in the curb lane of Craycroft Road as the driver passed through the intersection on a green light.
On a 5-2 vote, the Tucson City Council has enacted a new ordinance that forbids the use of hand-held devices while driving. The ban goes into effect on May 1, 2017.
Roger Gonzalez-McDaniel died Friday after his motorcycle struck a car making a turn onto Mission Road in the Silverlake area. Mr. Gonzalez-McDaniel was transported to a hospital where he passed away.
Daniel Cox and Pearle Perl died Wednesday when their motorcycle was struck by a truck as they passed through the intersection at Golf Links Road and Wilmot in Tucson.
Nathan Elam, Raelene Elam and their two children remained hospitalized in critical condition afternoon after their SUV smashed into the back end of a construction truck near Pima Mine Road. Southbound lanes of Interstate 19 were closed while Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators worked to determine the cause of the accident.
Jose Javier Barajas-Barron was killed on Tuesday in an accident involving a semi-truck. The crash occurred in the early evening hours at the intersection of Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard in Marana.
On Friday, I wrote about the hit-and-run collision that killed Michael Hartman. Mr. Hartman was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Swan and Valencia when he was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene of the crash. Officers with the Pima County Sheriff's Office arrested David Martinez-Campa on Monday and charged him in connection with the hit-and-run accident.
Allison Lopez was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when she was ejected from her SUV after it was struck and rolled, finally coming to rest on its roof. Ms. Lopez was driving east on U.S. 70 when Anthony Bejarano failed to yield at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Montierth Lane.
The Pima County Sheriff's Office announced today that Michael Hartman has passed away following a hit-and-run crash on February 1st. Mr. Hartman was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Swan and Valencia roads when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle then fled the scene of the crash.
Jose Manuel Quero was killed while crossing the street in a crosswalk near Irvington Road and 12th Avenue in Tucson. Mr. Quero was hit by a taxi cab whose driver "exhibited signs and symptoms of impairment."
Nelson Begay Six was struck and killed as he crossed Speedway Boulevard near Swan Road in Tucson on Thursday night. Alexander Newton was arrested on a felony charge of failure to remain at the scene of a fatal accident.
Jorge Luis Romo of Tucson was killed Tuesday when a vehicle turned in front of him on U.S. Highway 62 in Lea County. Police accident investigators report that Pedro Ponce-Cross of Hobbs failed to yield to Mr. Romo as he made the turn.
Anthony Zangara was killed on Thursday when his Scion crossed the center line of South Camino Loma Alta and collided head-on with a Sahuarita police cruiser.
Seven vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident on westbound Interstate 10 that left three people dead Tuesday morning. Traffic was stopped between Prince and Ruthrauff Roads. Abril Castillo died at the scene. Her 12 year old daughter, Luisa, died later at the hospital, as did Tina Totty of Rio Rico.
A seven vehicle crash, including two semi-trucks, claimed the lives of three people on Tuesday morning. The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of I-10 between Grant and Ruthrauff roads in Tucson.
Julian Zepeda died in a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday. According to a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Zepeda was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving. It hit the median and rolled several times. Mr. Zepeda was ejected from the vehicle.
Christopher Campbell was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with a 2006 Saturn. Accident investigators determined that Mr. Campbell was eastbound on Pima in the inside lane between North Wilmot and North Craycroft roads. His motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Saturn as it turned left onto Sahuaro Road.
A violent domestic dispute turned deadly when a wife in an SUV pursued her husband at high speeds until he crashed his motorcycle into a lamp post, killing him instantly. Jennie Jones-Hurdlow and her husband, Brian E. Hurdlow, were embroiled in a domestic dispute that began Saturday evening. The argument continued through late Sunday morning as Brian left their house for a trip to the nearby convenience store. Jones-Hurdlow followed him in her SUV.
Tohono O’odham police are investigating a rollover accident that occurred on the San Xavier Reservation Wednesday around 2:00 p.m. Accident investigators report that there were six occupants in the vehicle. Two died at the scene and three were transported to hospitals for treatment of various injuries. Police accident investigators have not released the identities of any of the victims.
Manuel Alvarez was killed when he collided with another agent as they patrolled Arizona’s southern border last Friday morning. According to Border Patrol Chief Paul A. Beeson, Mr. Alvarez was a 13-year veteran of the Casa Grande Station of the Tucson Sector.
A man and woman are dead following an accident Thursday afternoon on Tucson’s south side. Gold Links Road was closed between Aviation Parkway and Ajo Way for more than seven hours as officials continued their investigation.
A shuttle van traveling from Tucson to Nogales crashed Tuesday morning, killing one passenger and sending four others to the hospital. The deceased is identified as Eliazar Borquez, age 83 of Tucson. The Arizona Department of Public Safety has not yet released the names of the injured.
Rodrigo Saldate died of injuries he received in a crash Wednesday morning around 6:00 a.m. Mr. Saldate was riding his three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder motorcycle westbound on Speedway Boulevard when an eastbound Ford Transit van turned left onto Main Avenue in front of him.
Eunice Helen Ortega was killed Monday night as she crossed Valencia Road just west of Interstate 19. A Dodge pickup truck was westbound on Valencia Road when it struck Ms. Ortega.
Michael Robert was killed Tuesday night just outside Marana when his motorcycle was struck by a truck towing a trailer. Mr. Robert was traveling southbound on Trico Road when a westbound truck driven by David Huntley ran through an intersection stop sign.
Malinda Becker was killed Tuesday night as she walked across the Benson Highway just west of the South Palo Verde Road intersection. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that the driver of the westbound car that struck her remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Denver Greenberg was hit and killed by a pickup truck while riding his push scooter on an early evening walk around the neighborhood with his father and brother following him. Denver entered an unmarked crosswalk just as a truck turned left onto Banbridge Street.
Tyler Woelfersheim was killed Thursday evening in Green Valley when his motorcycle was struck by a car making a left-hand turn. Pima County Sheriff’s Department accident investigators report that Mr. Woelfersheim was westbound on Continental at about 7:40 p.m. The driver of an eastbound car turned north onto Abrego Drive, into the path of Mr. Woelfersheim’s motorcycle.
Travis Childress and Madisyn Bertsch were killed Saturday morning in a horrific car crash. The tragic incident closed Golf Links Road in both directions between Sahuara Avenue and Craycroft Road. Both young people were students at Cienega High School in the Vail Unified School District. Travis was scheduled to graduate with his twin brother, Wyatt, in two weeks. The young men had just lost their father earlier this year.
Juan Manuel Mosqueira died Tuesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a Peterbilt garbage truck. The accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. near Valencia and Country Club Roads. Bystanders rendered first aid until Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived. In spite of their efforts, Mr. Mosqueira succumbed to his injuries.
Teresita L. Glazier died Saturday night when her 2012 Ford Mustang was t-boned at the intersection of South Harrison Road and East Pikes Peak Drive. Accident investigators with the Tucson Police Department concluded that a 2016 Nissan Altima was traveling at a high rate of speed on south Harrison Road about 10:20 p.m. As the Altima crossed Pikes Peak Drive, it collided with the driver’s side of Ms. Glazier’s 2012 Mustang.
Julie Begin was killed and Jennifer Ortiz injured after their vehicles collided Friday morning at the intersection of SR-77 and Orange Grove Boulevard in Tucson. According to accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Ms. Begin was attempting a left turn from SR-77 as another vehicle was approaching from the northbound lanes of SR-77. Their vehicles collided and the impact forced Ms. Begin's vehicle into a utility pole.
Andrew Ingargiola of Tucson was killed early Saturday morning when his vehicle was struck by a car driven by Stephanie Perez, also of Tucson. Ms. Perez also died in the crash. The tragic collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 10. Ms. Perez reportedly was driving westbound at about 4:00 a.m.
Charles Smith sustained severe head injuries Friday morning when a half-ton Ford pickup truck backed into him. Mr. Smith was working at the time. The vehicle that backed into him is company-owned. Mr. Smith was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson. There is currently no further work about his condition.
Patricia Lyon-Surrey was struck and killed late Sunday morning while bicycling in the westbound designated bicycle lane on Sunrise Drive. A vehicle driven by James Jacobson, age 89, struck her as he merged into traffic from Skyline Drive.
A skydiver from Boulder, Colorado jumping at the Skydive Arizona facility in Eloy died when his parachute appeared to collapse shortly before his landing. Geoffrey Loy was pronounced dead at the scene. He had 12 years experience with more than 500 jumps.
Commercial real-estate developer Donald Baker and his wife, Dawn Hunter, died when their twin engine Cessna reportedly had a mechanical problem and nose-dived to the ground in a snow-covered field outside Cedar Fort, Utah. The couple had filed a flight plan at Salt Lake City International Airport listing their destination as their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Michael Navarro was hospitalized Sunday after his motorcycle crashed on State Route 83 near Elgin-Canelo. Mr. Navarro was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Michael Anthony Van Bogaert died Thursday night after he was ejected from a pickup truck in which the driver lost control, eventually causing the vehicle to roll. Mr. Van Bogaert was the only passenger in the truck at the time of the tragic incident.
Asha Namagara, age two, has died from injuries she received in a two-car crash on Thursday at Valencia and South Palo Verde. Asha was transported to Banner University Medical Center, where she later died.
The Pima County Health Department reported today that a woman hospitalized for an illness caused by cucumbers contaminated with Salmonella has died. This marks the third death to the outbreak, which has sickened at least 418 people in 31 states.
Alyssa Belder and four other University of Arizona students were hit Saturday night in a crosswalk at 5th Street and Euclid. The driver of the car, 45 year old Gerald Tyler, fled the scene of the collision, and later turned himself in to Tucson Police accident investigators. It has been reported that Tyler allegedly was drunk at the time of the incident.
Robin Rawlings, age 46, was killed Sunday evening when a car driven by 17 year old Alyssa Franks failed to yield from a private driveway and struck Ms. Rawlings’ motorcycle. The tragic incident occurred on Orange Grove Road near La Cañada.
James Lopez-Lewis, age 17, was killed Friday morning when his pick-up truck collided with a Sierra Vista Unified School District bus at Highway 92 and Paloma Trail. James’ sister, Jessa Lynn Lopez-Lewis, age 14, was injured in the tragic accident. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson for treatment of her injuries.
Amy Hill of Sahuarita died early Friday as a result of injuries she received on May 3rd when her motorcycle was struck from behind by Scott Woodington on Sahuarita Road.
Isaac Rosario was killed Saturday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by a SUV that was out-of-control after striking two light poles and crossing the Grand Avenue median near Missouri Avenue. The driver of the SUV has been identified as 36 year old Steven Mendez of Scottsdale. He, too, died from injuries he received in the crash.
Martin Verdugo, Sheyla Verlarde, Alexandra Lara and Ms. Lara’s unborn child were killed early Monday morning when the vehicle in which they were riding crashed into a palm tree in the median of the street on which they were traveling.
Guadalupe Perez Martinez was hit by a car Wednesday night on 22nd Street as he was crossing it near Osborne Avenue. He was transported to Banner-University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, but died shortly after arrival at the hospital.
Miguel Silva died last Thursday, possibly as a result of injuries he received five days earlier when his bicycle was struck by a pick-up truck. Mr. Silva was riding eastbound on Broadway. As he entered the intersection of Alvernon on a green light, he was hit by the truck driven by an as yet unidentified 69 year-old man. The truck driver turned in front of Mr. Silva, causing the accident.